The Richmond Police Department regularly releases an overview of recent significant incidents its patrol officers responded to in the city. The segment is an overview and does not reflect the entirety of service calls and reports taken throughout each shift.
RPD PATROL ACTIVITY REPORT – WEEKDAY SHIFT OVERVIEW: May 6-8, 2022
5/6/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY
Officers responded to the 3100 block of Southampton Court regarding a battery that had occurred. The victim reported that the suspect had assaulted her, causing visible injuries to her upper extremities. The suspect was arrested without incident. #3821
5/6/22 – HIT AND RUN COLLISION
Officers responded to the 3000 block of Shane Drive regarding a stolen vehicle with collision damage. The registered owner of the car told officers that his car had been stolen from 23rd Street, after attending a Cinco de Mayo celebration.
A records check revealed that a hit-and-run collision had been reported the prior evening, and the owner matched the description of the suspect in the report. The owner eventually admitted to officers that he had been involved in the collision the evening prior. #3815
5/6/22 – DOMESTIC BATTERY
Officers responded to the 2600 block of Cutting Boulevard on a report of an assault. The victim reported that the suspect had become angry and struck her across the face. The victim left the residence and, upon return, the suspect was no longer on scene. #3826
5/6/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION (MODERATE INJURY)
Officers responded to the area of Carlson Boulevard and Cutting Boulevard regarding a collision between a vehicle and a bicyclist. The bicyclist suffered a non-life threatening injury and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. #3830
5/6/22 – FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
An RPD officer conducted a traffic stop on a car traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of 20th Street and Roosevelt Avenue. A records check revealed that the driver was on parole with search provisions; during a compliance check, an illegally possessed firearm was located within the car, hidden underneath the driver’s seat. The driver was arrested without incident. #3836
OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Five (5) officers were forced to hold over for subsequent shifts, to meet minimum staffing.
5/7/22 – MEDICAL EVALUATION
Officers responded to the 800 block of 9th Street regarding reports of a prowler who was breaking into a residence. Upon contact with the subject, officers determined that the subject required further medical evaluation. Medical personnel were called to scene, and transported the subject to a local medical facility. #3840
5/7/22 – DISTURBANCE
Officers responded to the 300 block of South 29th Street regarding a disturbance and physical fight. A witness reported that his brother and a neighbor had been engaged in a verbal argument, which escalated into a physical altercation. Several bystanders attempted to separate the involved parties until RPD arrival. The victim was uncooperative and refused to speak with RPD officers. The incident remains an ongoing investigation. #3844
5/7/22 – FOUND TODDLER
Officers responded to the 500 block of South 28th Street regarding a toddler found wandering alone in the area. Officers were eventually able to locate the child’s residence, where a guardian advised that the front door had been inadvertently left unlocked, allowing the toddler to leave the residence as he napped. #3845
5/7/22 – DECEASED PERSON
Officers responded to the 00 block of 1st Street on a report of a possible deceased person. Medical personnel arrived and pronounced the decedent on scene. There were no indications of foul play, and the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified. #3849
5/7/22 – TRAFFIC COLLISION, DUI
While conducting an enforcement stop in the area of Solano Avenue and Amador Street, a driver crashed into an RPD officer’s police motorcycle. The driver was determined to be driving under the influence (DUI) – more than three times the legal limit, was on DUI probation, and also had a DUI warrant for his arrest. Minor injuries were sustained during this incident, and the driver was arrested without incident. #3858
OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Three (3) officers and one (1) sergeant were forced to hold over for subsequent shifts, to meet minimum staffing.
5/8/22 – HIT AND RUN COLLISION
Officers responded to the area of 1st Street and Macdonald Avenue regarding a traffic collision with a vehicle on its side. When officers arrived, they learned that vehicle had collided into two parked vehicles, rolled over, and the driver had fled the scene. A loaded firearm magazine was recovered in front of the vehicle; the driver was not located. #3863
5/8/22 – HIT AND RUN COLLISION
Officers responded to the 600 block of 23rd Street regarding a traffic collision with an overturned vehicle. Officers learned that the driver of the vehicle had collided into a fence, causing the vehicle to overturn, and the driver had fled the scene. The passenger in the vehicle was transported to a local hospital for her injuries. #3864
5/8/22 – DECEASED PERSON
Officers responded to South 8th Street and Virginia Avenue regarding an unresponsive subject within a vehicle. Medical personnel arrived and pronounced the decedent on scene. There were no indications of foul play, and the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office was notified. #3849
5/8/22 – OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE
Officers responded to the 3400 block of Richmond Parkway regarding a child who had been bitten by a dog. The child sustained visible injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Animal Control responded to the scene to assume the investigation.
OPERATIONAL STAFFING SHORTAGE – FORCED OVERTIME (Teams 4, 5): Five (5) officers and one (1) sergeant filled mandatory overtime shifts to meet minimum staffing.